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Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Killingholme
Cant buy sheep???
« on: May 12, 2010, 01:32:10 pm »
You would not believe it but I cant buy any sheep or lambs anywhere near me!!!

 I have phoned every sheep farm in the area and none for sale.

Are sheep rare now?

Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 03:33:30 pm »
Not too sure where you are but the markets are selling sheep. The problem is if you came to me wanting to buy some, what would I sell you? The ewes can't go as they are feeding the lambs, the lambs can't go as they are being fed still by their mums and if I sell you the lot, I've lost my breeding stock / not had chance to see which lambs are looking good to keep.
I think your timings just a bit off - I do it all the time.
Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 03:39:29 pm »
Theres a lady who has sheep for sale on Saddlesoap, dont know the ages though :(  She s in kent :)

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 08:44:50 pm »
I'm selling some but I am way down south.

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
    • golocal food
    • Facebook
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 10:41:38 pm »
depends on what you are after, in lamb ewes will be pretty much finished, store sheep will be pretty much finished no one sells orphan lambs through the marts nowadays,  ewes with lambs at foot are hellish expensive.. around 200 for gimmers with twins. if you are keen try your local agricultural mart
Ian

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 09:51:36 am »
They are still selling orphans down here - bottle lambs are going for anything up to 40 at sedgemoor market on the saturday sales!

morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 10:39:48 am »
Where are you Jackie, I've some, but am in North Wales.

Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Killingholme
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 04:26:35 pm »
Im in Lincolnshire and Yes, you are right my timing is off.

 I think Ill start looking again in June/July.

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Facebook
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 05:11:18 pm »
Jackie 2 if of any use to you     Have heard 20 cade lambs at market Louth Thursday 20 May ;D

Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Killingholme
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 05:01:15 am »
Thank you Padge that does help  ;D

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Facebook
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 08:42:28 pm »
 :-[  or poss 22 lol     good luck ;D ;D

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Facebook
Re: Cant buy sheep???
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 08:43:47 pm »
what's the date today :-[

 

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